Introduction: Chumbawamba recently turned down a £30,000 offer for their music to be used in the trailer for Jeremy Clarkson’s new TV show. This decision was praised by many fans who admired the band’s honesty and integrity. Clarkson was recently criticized for his comments about Meghan Markle in a column in The Sun, which resulted in almost 21,000 complaints. Comedian Katie Burke called him a “colossal bastard” and London Mayor Sadiq Khan deemed his words “dangerous and inexcusable”. Clarkson later apologized and removed the column from The Sun’s website at his request. This story demonstrates the power of speaking up and standing up for what is right.
Chumbawamba turned down £30,000 for their music to be used in the trailer for Jeremy Clarkson’s new TV show.
The band’s guitarist, Boff Wally, tweeted that they rejected the lucrative offer. “I can’t tell you how much satisfaction it gave us,” he wrote.
Many fans were quick to praise the band. “This calls for real honesty, I hope an even better offer is made from a more ethical source!” one Twitter user responded.
“Glad to see there are still people in this country who want to put honesty above profit,” said another.
This requires true integrity, hope an even better offer comes from a more ethical source! Xx
— Peta Brown💙💙 (@peta53) January 10, 2023
Well done to you 👏.
Glad to see there are still people in this country who want to keep integrity above profit.
— Sue (@SueWill1966) January 10, 2023
Last month, Clarkson was criticized for his comments about Meghan Markle in a recent column in The Sun, in which he said he hated her “on a cellular level”. According to Metro, almost 21,000 complaints about the column have been lodged with press regulator Ipso, making it the most popular story ever.
In the original column he wrote: “At night I can’t sleep, I lie gnashing my teeth and dream of the day she will be forced to walk the streets of every town in Britain naked while crowds chant ‘Shame’!” and throw lumps excrement on it.
comedian Katie Burke called Clarkson a “colossal bastard” for his comments, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan called his words “dangerous and inexcusable”. Meanwhile, Charlotte Church suggested that Clarkson “get out of public life” and that she “needs so much therapy.”
Clarkson said he was “appalled” by the response and said the detail in his column was a “clumsy reference” to a scene from Game of Thrones. “I’ll be more careful in the future,” he tweeted apologetically.
The column has since been removed from The Sun’s website at Clarkson’s request.